'Can You Blame The Colored Man' GUS CANNON (1927) Banjo Blues Legend

from my original 78-rpm disk, not from a CD.
" Can You Blame The Colored Man " (1927)




  • History right here.

    HughieDixonHughieDixon7 aylar önce
  • I found this trying to track down a Blind Blake and Sonny Terry. Love it. Am I the only one hears a strong resemblance to "Frankie and Johnny' in the last of each verse? Public domain tunes continually recycle themselves.

    Richard SouthernRichard Southern10 aylar önce
  • What's that style of banjo playing?

    JungleJungle10 aylar önce
  • Gus Cannon was a fine musician & songwriter. He was one of the key musicians to tell me about Jug Bands for my Master's Thesis about the history of Jug Bands at long Island University in 1969. Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter

    Carl TilchenCarl Tilchen10 aylar önce
  • Walk right in and this song by him are my favorites.

    madbear3512madbear351210 aylar önce
  • I sure like this better than some of Gus' other recordings that include the kazoo. Don't care much for the kazoo.

  • WOW

    Carol CraneCarol CraneYıl önce
  • This sound 🔊 is awesome

    No SoundNo Sound3 yıl önce
  • Excellent, what a find!!! Does anyone have all the lyrics?

    Weiss HalWeiss Hal4 yıl önce
  • Gus said he learned this song many years earlier from an older musician, Alec Lee (who had been an adult when Booker T. Washington dined at the White House). The song is a take-off on the 1900 pop hit "Just Because She Made Dem Goo-Goo Eyes" by John Queen and Hugh Cannon, which also had a 12-bar section, influenced by those songwriters' familiarity with black folk music. Another hit pop song cowritten by Queen was "I Got Mine" from 1901, eventually recorded by Frank Stokes and others.

    Brazilian AtlantisBrazilian Atlantis5 yıl önce
  • Booker T. Washington did have dinner at the White House with Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy was the first President to entertain a black man in the White House.

    brushcreek42brushcreek426 yıl önce
    • Many a coloured girl entertained the Presidents though.

      Lynette KomidarLynette Komidar15 gün önce
    • @brushcreek42 I am to

      madbear3512madbear351210 aylar önce
    • @145707 Lincoln & Douglass conferred at the White House, but Roosevelt had Washington for dinner. Southerners were outraged, to say the least.

      brushcreek42brushcreek425 yıl önce
    • What about Frederick douglass and Abe lincoln?

      1457071457075 yıl önce
  • Blues banjo is the best.

    Banjerz and HipsterzBanjerz and Hipsterz6 yıl önce
  • @49prince23 Its Teddy

    Jack VaughanJack Vaughan7 yıl önce
  • Roosevelt is president in song. Sure it's '27? Thanks for posting.

    Mark ThalenbergMark Thalenberg8 yıl önce
    • he's telling a story that takes place when teddy Roosevelt was president

      Shaw McGowanShaw McGowan9 aylar önce
  • gus rules!

    pinkus44pinkus448 yıl önce
'Can You Blame The Colored Man' GUS CANNON (1927) Banjo Blues Legend